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Martin A. Kits van Heyningen
President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board
Martin A. Kits van Heyningen
President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board


Martin Kits van Heyningen is one of KVH’s founders and has led the company since 1982, now holding the positions of president, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board. He has overseen KVH’s growth from an entrepreneurial startup that began operations in the Kits van Heyningen family basement into a strong public company with more than 600 employees in offices around the world. Mr. Kits van Heyningen is an innovative, hands-on manager who leads the company’s development of new technolo... 
Brian Arthur
Vice President, Product Development
Brian Arthur
Vice President, Product Development


Brian Arthur has served as our vice president of product development since October 2008. He joined KVH in August 2005 as KVH’s director of program management. Prior to joining KVH, he was the chief executive officer of C360 Inc., a startup company developing 360-degree visible computer monitors for information and entertainment applications. He also served as the general manager for the 2-D Business Unit at RVSI, vice president for IDTrac, and as the engineering manager for GTECH Corporation. Mr... 
Robert Balog
Senior Vice President, Engineering
Robert Balog
Senior Vice President, Engineering


Robert Balog has served as our senior vice president of engineering since October 2008. Previously, he served as our vice president of engineering, satellite products from February 2005 to October 2008. From June 2003 to January 2005, Mr. Balog served as president of his own engineering contract services company, Automation Services, Inc., a contract product development and services group specializing in a wide range of automation solutions. From June 2001 to May 2003, Mr. Balog served as vice p... 
Jeffrey Brunner
Vice President - Operations, Inertial Navigation Group
Jeffrey Brunner
Vice President - Operations, Inertial Navigation Group


Jeffrey Brunner has served as our vice president of operations (military and fiber optic products) since 2004. He originally joined KVH Industries as director of operations, fiber optics, when KVH acquired the assets of Andrew Corporation’s fiber optic group in 1997. From 1992 to the acquisition in 1997, Mr. Brunner served as Andrew Corporation’s operations manager, fiber optics. In that role, he oversaw all aspects of fiber optic manufacturing as well as participated in the mechanical design of... 
Brent Bruun
Chief Operating Officer
Brent Bruun
Chief Operating Officer


Brent Bruun was named chief operating officer in July 2016. Prior to that, he served as our executive vice president of mobile broadband, beginning in November 2012. From January 2011 to November 2012, he served as our senior vice president of global sales and business development. He served as our vice president of global sales and business development from July 2008 to December 2010. From January 2008 until joining KVH, Mr. Bruun worked as a private consultant. From January 2007 until January ... 
Daniel R. Conway
Executive Vice President, Inertial Navigation Group
Daniel R. Conway
Executive Vice President, Inertial Navigation Group


Daniel Conway has served as our executive vice president of inertial navigation since November 2012. From January 2003 to November 2012, he served as our vice president of business development for military and industrial products. From March 2000 to December 2002, Mr. Conway was the vice president of sales and marketing at BENTHOS Inc., an oceanographic technology company with customers in the marine, oil and gas, government, and scientific markets. From 1980 to January 2000, he served in a vari... 
Richard Driscoll
Vice President, Satellite Products and Services
Richard Driscoll
Vice President, Satellite Products and Services


Richard Driscoll joined KVH as director of mobile data products in April 2001. He was instrumental in the development of the company’s satellite television and communications product lines, along with its global satellite communications network, and was named vice president, satellite products and services in January 2013. Before joining KVH, Mr. Driscoll managed the development of DARPA IT network infrastructure for Computing Analysis Corporation and managed DirecPC business applications as sen... 
Felise Feingold
Vice President and General Counsel
Felise Feingold
Vice President and General Counsel


Felise Feingold has served as our vice president and general counsel since August 2007. Before joining us, from January 2004 until July 2007, she held the position of vice president and general counsel for The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) USA, Inc., which operated the Brooks/Eckerd pharmacy chain, comprising more than 1,800 stores. Her other experience includes six years, from September 1998 to December 2004, as an attorney with the international law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery. Ms. Feingold recei... 
Mark Guthrie
Vice President, Global Channel Management
Mark Guthrie
Vice President, Global Channel Management


Mark Guthrie has served as our vice president for global channel management since 2017. He joined KVH as vice president, global mobile broadband sales, in 2013. Prior to joining KVH, he served in a variety of roles in the U.K. and U.S. offices at SES, managing VSAT services, sales including IP Prime, operations for various markets, and the satellite leasing program. He began his career at BT (British Telecom), a market leader in the telecommunications and satellite communications industry in the... 
Elizabeth Jackson
Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President for Strategy
Elizabeth Jackson
Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President for Strategy


Elizabeth Jackson joined KVH in November 2017 as chief marketing officer and senior vice president for strategy. Prior to joining KVH, Ms. Jackson was CMO at DOTS Technology Corp, an NEA portfolio company in health tech, building a novel protein detection platform for consumer and industrial use. Ms. Jackson held CMO positions at HookLogic, a Bain Capital portfolio company in ad tech performance marketing that successfully sold to Criteo, and Summer Infant, a publicly traded durable goods compan... 
Edward Kershenbaum
Chief Information Officer
Edward Kershenbaum
Chief Information Officer


Edward Kershenbaum joined KVH as chief information officer in 2011. From 2002 to 2010, Mr. Kershenbaum held positions of CTO and vice president for engineering at Cambridge Interactive Development Corporation, a developer and operator of market-leading international gaming brands. Prior, he served as CIO for WorkplaceIQ, an asset-management software-as-a-service provider. Mr. Kershenbaum has held CTO positions in several startups, building streaming media, global eCommerce, logistics, interactiv... 
Robert W. B. Kits van Heyningen
Vice President, Research and Development
Robert W. B. Kits van Heyningen
Vice President, Research and Development


Robert Kits van Heyningen, one of our founders, began serving on our board of directors in 1982, and began serving as our vice president of research and development in April 1998. From September 2008 to June 2009, he also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Rhode Island School of Engineering. From 1982 to April 1998, he served as our vice president of engineering. From 1979 to 1982, Mr. Kits van Heyningen was an associate engineer at the submarine signal division of Raytheon Comp... 
Joseph Napoli
Vice President, FOG & OEM Sales
Joseph Napoli
Vice President, FOG & OEM Sales


Joseph Napoli has served as our vice president of FOG and OEM sales since November 2008. He joined KVH in 1999 as the director of FOG and OEM sales. During his tenure at KVH, Mr. Napoli has been instrumental in helping guide KVH’s fiber optic gyro product line from the early product stage to the full commercialization of a versatile family of product offerings supporting defense and commercial applications worldwide. Prior to joining KVH, Mr. Napoli worked for Allegheny Teledyne, Inc., first as ... 
Vivian Quenet
Vice President, Asia-Pacific Sales
Vivian Quenet
Vice President, Asia-Pacific Sales


Mr. Quenet assumed the role of vice president for Asia-Pacific sales in March 2011, upon joining the company. In addition to being responsible for sales, Mr. Quenet also oversees KVH’s operations within the region, which includes sales offices in Hong Kong and Tokyo. Before joining KVH, Mr. Quenet served as Vizada/Marlink’s Asia-Pacific sales director, working with the company for 10 years in the commercial maritime satellite communications market. A native of France, Mr. Quenet holds a Bachelor... 
Donald W. Reilly
Chief Financial Officer
Donald W. Reilly
Chief Financial Officer


Donald Reilly joined KVH in December 2016 as chief financial officer. Mr. Reilly most recently held the position of vice president, corporate controller, and chief accounting officer at Nortek, Inc., a publicly-traded manufacturer and distributor of products and systems for use in building and remodeling homes and commercial structures. Prior to Nortek, Mr. Reilly held senior finance positions at GTECH Corporation, a gaming technology and services company, and Amtrol, Inc., a manufacturer of wat... 
Jordan Vargas
Vice President, Human Resources
Jordan Vargas
Vice President, Human Resources


Jordan Vargas joined KVH as vice president of human resources in December 2016. Prior to joining KVH, Mr. Vargas was vice president for technology and network operations at Time Warner Cable in New York City, where he led efforts to improve productivity and retain skilled talent. Before that, he held high-level human resources positions with companies in New York and New Jersey. Mr. Vargas received a B.S. in industrial engineering from Pratt Institute, in New York, and an M.B.A. from the Univers... 
Mark Woodhead
Senior Vice President, EMEA
Mark Woodhead
Senior Vice President, EMEA


Mark Woodhead has served as senior vice president, EMEA, since March 2017, overseeing sales activities in the region for KVH mobile connectivity services. In addition to these duties, he has global responsibility for KVH Videotel, the company’s maritime training business. Mr. Woodhead previously served as senior vice president for training and content, having joined KVH through its acquisition of Headland Media in 2013. Mr. Woodhead has a strong background in sales, having focused primarily on c... 
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